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C/2018 L2 (ATLAS) live position and data

This page shows Comet C/2018 L2 (ATLAS) location and other relevant astronomical data in real time. The celestial coordinates, magnitude, distances and speed are updated in real time and are computed using high quality data sets provided by the JPL Horizons ephemeris service (see acknowledgements for details). The sky map shown below represents a rectangular portion of the sky 60x40 arcminutes wide. By comparison the diameter of the full Moon is about 30 arcmins, so the full horizontal extent of the map is approximately 2 full Moons wide. Depending on the device you are using, the map can be dragged horizondally or vertically using the mouse or touchscreen. The deep sky image in the background is provided by the Digitized Sky Survey (acknowledgements).

Current close conjunctions

List of bright objects (stars brighter than magnitude 9.0 and galaxies brighter than magmitude 14.0) close to Comet C/2018 L2 (ATLAS) (less than 1.5 degrees):

TypeNameMagnitudeArDec
StarHIP 163354.20303h 30m 34s+47° 59’ 42”
StarHIP 160117.492803h 26m 10s+48° 23’ 02”
StarHIP 165748.221203h 33m 22s+47° 25’ 19”
StarHIP 164528.215803h 31m 55s+48° 35’ 01”
StarHIP 161377.252803h 27m 55s+47° 44’ 09”
StarHIP 164306.775403h 31m 33s+47° 51’ 44”
StarHIP 163405.817203h 30m 36s+48° 06’ 13”
StarHIP 163267.065603h 30m 26s+47° 03’ 47”
StarHIP 163188.870403h 30m 19s+48° 29’ 57”
StarHIP 164995.272603h 32m 26s+46° 03’ 25”
StarHIP 160796.855403h 27m 05s+48° 12’ 20”
StarHIP 160368.158603h 26m 32s+47° 15’ 59”
StarHIP 159718.885203h 25m 37s+47° 01’ 14”
StarHIP 169278.858403h 37m 50s+47° 05’ 39”
StarHIP 161997.955603h 28m 41s+47° 22’ 20”
StarHIP 167826.885403h 35m 58s+47° 05’ 27”
StarHIP 165706.578803h 33m 20s+47° 57’ 00”
StarHIP 168697.53203h 37m 04s+47° 15’ 41”
StarHIP 162757.646603h 29m 49s+47° 58’ 36”
StarHIP 165638.217803h 33m 13s+46° 15’ 28”
StarHIP 156848.36203h 22m 03s+47° 56’ 04”
StarHIP 164705.469803h 32m 08s+48° 01’ 24”
StarHIP 167907.217803h 36m 04s+46° 35’ 04”
StarHIP 166448.887803h 34m 09s+46° 50’ 57”
StarHIP 162526.220203h 29m 26s+46° 56’ 16”

Additional resources

Additional Resources about Comet C/2018 L2 (ATLAS)

Astronomy databases

This online sky chart is created using the following astronomy databases and services:

  1. The Digitized Sky Survey, a photographic survey of the whole sky created using images from different telescopes, including the Oschin Schmidt Telescope on Palomar Mountain
  2. The Hipparcos Star Catalogue, containing more than 100.000 bright stars
  3. The PGC 2003 Catalogue, containing information about 1 million galaxies
  4. The GSC 2.3 Catalogue, containing information about more than 2 billion stars and galaxies
Please see the acknowledgements section.

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